Alva Noto’s Xerrox Meta Phaser via Jessica Ekomane It was at the time when having a desktop computer at home was still quite a new thing. When I discovered the album “Xerrox Vol. 2” I was quite mesmerized by those sounds I was hearing for the first time. I was playing this track “Xerrox […]
Rid of Me by PJ Harvey via Lynette Cerezo Whenever I hear the song Rid of Me my PJ Harvey life gets rewind to being in my 20’s in my best friends car in Savannah, Georgia during summer road trips trying to beat the heat. We would sing at the top of our lungs […]
Fearless by Saul Williams via Jon-Carlos Evans Fall 2001. Senior year of high school. Slipknot’s “Iowa” and System of Down’s “Toxicity” were the staples in my Sony CD Walkman while working on the weekends as a bagger at Schnucks grocery store. My favorite 90’s hip-hop acts started to wane into their mediocre periods and […]
The Whole World by Outkast via Eiliyas And the whoooooole worrrlldd!!! Loves it when you don’t get dowwwwwn!!!! This was the first track I ever heard Killer Mike on. It was some days after September 11th and there was a plethora of REM songs on heavy rotation on channels like MTV and I believe VH1. […]
Clarity by Zed via Ryan Parks Zed’s Clarity, whenever I hear that song I think about being in my friend Lily’s car with Negashi and Mickey. We were driving to Ragarama on the nicest, spring day. It was just a real joy being out that day, and that Euro soccer chant chorus really […]
Just talking about Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest with Eiliyas Paulo’s Gelato in the Highlands. We were visiting the A(tlanta) after having been gone for a few months after our move to Berlin. I don’t like the dude Paolo and I don’t like baby mamma’s friend that she […]
Talking about NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell with Eiliyas How does anything start? Why would anyone want to create anything and what are the factors that contribute to the creative impulse. What makes anyone have a desire to express anything? Me. I tend to sum it up(right now at least) in my […]
Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Runaway via Ingrid Sibley “Oh my, how fresh we would be if we took our dreams seriously.” Every lyric of this song feels like what life is about now. Georgia Anne Muldrow’s song “Runaway” serves the purpose that art is, in its highest form — a path for the future. It […]
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